www.curriculumassociates.com Objectives Understand the rationale of the Kit Know the purpose of each of the Kits components Apply the Kits Pacing Charts and Daily Lesson Plans Utilize the Spotlight on Reading and Writing Kit effectively in your classroom
Overview of Spotlight on Reading and Writing Kit Diagnostic Pretest Scaffolded Instruction Applied Practice Post Test
Teacher Resource Guide Kit overview Scope and sequence Suggestions for instruction Research Pacing charts Daily lesson plans Individual Tracking Chart Class Tracking Chart Home letters Activities
Pacing Charts Extended-Day/After-School, p.8 Summer School, p.15 Blank Pacing Charts are provided for customization.
Daily Lesson Plans Turn to page 16 of TRG Each day features a daily lesson plan. Use these lesson plans to effectively utilize each component of the Kit. How much instructional time do you have each day?
Day 1: Pretest Daily Lesson Plans tell you what materials are required. Before Day 1, print out Tracking Chart and other materials On Day 1, you will administer the pretest.
TEST READY ® Plus Reading Diagnostic Pretest and Post Test Provides important practice in reading skills and test skills Determine how students are able to respond to writing prompts
TEST READY ® Plus Reading Various reading genres are featured. Make certain students have pencils and bubble sheet to record answers.
TEST READY ® Plus Reading Mixed-practice multiple-choice questions Open-ended question
TEST READY ® Teacher Guide Student handouts Writing rubrics Reader profile Scope and sequence chart Answer Key
Focus on Reading Modeling and instruction with Focus on Reading Days 2-13 One strategy every two days
Focus: Reading Strategies Understanding Main Idea & Details Understanding Sequence Recognizing Cause & Effect Comparing & Contrasting Making Predictions Drawing Conclusions & Making Inferences Multiple reading genres Longer reading passages Multiple-choice questions Constructed-response questions
FOCUS on Reading: Learn About Learn About features a modeled instruction lesson. Use this lesson introduce students to the strategies.
FOCUS on Reading: Lesson Preview The Lesson Preview helps students understand format of lessons Explanation of answer choices
FOCUS on Reading Multiple lessons provide practice with various genres Reading passages are followed by multiple-choice and open-ended questions
FOCUS on Reading Teacher Guide Suggestions for teaching Learn About modeled instruction guide Answer key with sample answers for open-ended questions
FOCUS on Success Chart Track student performance on Focus On Reading Practice lessons Use a different chart for each strategy Useful for planning groups
Review 1 1. What are the four steps of the Spotlight on Reading and Writing Kit? 2. Which feature of the Teacher Resource Guide provides an outline for using the Kit and is customizable? 3. On Day 1 of your program, you will use the Test Ready Plus Reading for what purpose? 4. Why is it important for reading assessments to feature a variety of reading genres?
Spotlight on Paired Passages Day 14 you will begin using Spotlight on Paired Passages
Spotlight on Paired Passages Targeted-practice series Students read paired passages of different genres Students answer various kinds of comprehension questions
Spotlight on Paired Passages: Learn About A reading assessment should feature multiple reading genres. Passages include articles, biographies, fables, journal entries, etc.
Spotlight on Paired Passages: Preview The Preview lesson provides guided practice in answering questions. The questions in the Preview lessons relate to the reading passages from learn About
Spotlight on Paired Passages: Teacher Guide Scoring rubrics Answer key with sample answers for written-response questions Key for the comprehension questions
Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts Begin using Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts on Day 18
Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts Provides targeted practice in responding to open-ended prompts Prompts elicit writing in various genres Writers Checklist provided with each prompt
Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts: Learn About Learn About discusses writing prompts and models a response Learn About introduces students to Writers Checklist
Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts: Preview Preview lesson provides another modeling opportunity Preview lesson introduces additional elements
Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts: Teacher Guide Reproducible chart allows student to track their own performance Have students record their results as they finish each lesson.
Spotlight on Revising and Editing Begin using Spotlight on Revising and Editing on Day 21.
Spotlight on Revising and Editing Helps students answer questions related to revising and editing student writing passages. Students answer multiple-choice questions to improve the writing presented.
Spotlight on Revising and Editing: Learn About Targeted instruction in key reading skills Modeled instruction Guided practice
Spotlight on Revising and Editing: Preview Preview lesson provides several guided practice opportunities 13 independent practice lessons follow
Spotlight on Revising and Editing: Teacher Guide Suggestions for use Scope and Sequence chart Answer key
TEST READY ® Plus Reading Post Test Measure progress and growth
Review of Spotlight on Reading Kit Diagnostic Pretest Scaffolded Instruction Applied Practice Post Test
Additional Tools in the Teacher Resource Guide Scope and sequence Suggestions for instruction Research summary Home letters Activities
Suggestions for Teaching English Language Learners Page 6 of TRG Activating prior knowledge Previewing vocabulary Cognates Think-Pair-Share Graphic Organizers Getting the Gist
Research Notes Turn to page 7 of TRG The instructional strategies included in the Kit What research says about those strategies Proven instruction to improve comprehension Find full research summaries at CA web site
Home Letter Page 45 of TRG Reproducible letter introduces families to program Provide suggestions for homework completion
Activities Pages 46 and 47 of TRG Optional practice activities Can be used on test simulation days if students finish lessons early
Texas Spotlight Kit Customized 20-day Pacing Chart Correlations of the components in the Kit to TEKS and TAKS
Review 2 1. Which feature in the Teacher Resource Guide provides guidance for each day of your program? 2. Which two lessons in each Spotlight title will you begin with for modeled instruction and guided practice? 3. What purpose does the Writers Checklist in Spotlight on Responding to Writing Prompts serve? 4. Think About the first day of your program. Which tools from the Teacher Resource Guide will you want to have ready for use?
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